CULTURE AND CHRISTIAKI1Y - 125 relationships between God and man, God and His world* Only creative religious and philo- sophic thought can do the necessary work of cleansing, here, and defend the eternal truth of Christianity. Most of the deformation and cloud- ing of Christianity has come about because man found it difficult to take in the full truth of God- manhood. Now man has turned to God and away from man, now toward man and away from God. But even when he turned away from humanity, man's evil human attitudes often pre- vailed in his relationship to God. The problem of Christian anthropology, the religious question of mankind, is the basic problem of our epoch. And only the fulness of Christian truth can fight successfully against dehumanization, and pre- vent the final destruction of man. The world tried to affirm man as against Christianity and arrived at a negation of man himself. And out- side Christianity, or better, outside of Christ, there is no salvation for fallen man. To a renewed and transfigured Christianity man must now address himself for protection. This is the only defence for human dignity and freedom and creativity, for man's humanity to man. Only Christianity can create an inner society; what all the social movements produce is external.